Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Paula Wyant:
How much does a character’s sexuality have to feature explicitly in a story for it to fall into the LGBTQUIA category? Do they have to be a relationship? Does the relationship have to be the central focus to the story?
It’s a good question. We had this one at a Rainbow Con panel last year, from an audience member.
For me, the simple fact that the protagonist is queer is enough, and introduces subtle changes throughout a story.
But what do y’all think?
Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks!